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by indianakid
Thu May 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981

could not find a good pic of a '81 but here is one of a '78 single piston caliper very similar to yours showing the spring installed. hope this helps.
by indianakid
Wed May 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Changing Rear Brake Pads 1981

you should inspect the caliper bracket. on the 81 the pads are held in position in the bracket and there is not enough clearance between the rotor and the bracket for the pad to fit through even with all friction material worn away. i am hoping that the pads were not worn down to the metal. the spri...
by indianakid
Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 broken bleeder screws
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: GL1100 broken bleeder screws

yes that has been done..... however it is normally done because the bleeder is stuck and cant be removed and is not leaking. since you mentioned "plugged" i am assuming that it is leaking some what. i hope that is not the case. with the caliper removed and a block of wood or spacer of some kind betw...
by indianakid
Wed May 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 broken bleeder screws
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: GL1100 broken bleeder screws

same problem different part........ calipers are a little more of a challenge as the bleeder screw is steel and having to fixture the caliper to align the the bleeder with the axis of the quill. other than that it is the same. see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=51223
by indianakid
Mon May 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Hate it when this happens
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Hate it when this happens

it is not too difficult if you have a mill (or take it to a machine shop / job shop). using another carb with a needle that can be removed so measurements can be made on how deep and what diameters can be drilled. with the carb body clamped on the mill table indicate center of the broken screw. (not...
by indianakid
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tensioner bolt problem....
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Tensioner bolt problem....

rotate the engine to TDC with the cam sprockets / pulley aligned. remove the cam sprocket and belt. this should give you enough room to use a pair of vise grips to remove the bolt. dont rotate engine until the sprocket / pulley is replaced and new belt installed. make sure the tensioner roller is in...
by indianakid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '82 vs '83 speedo threads
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: '82 vs '83 speedo threads

"And many a broken speedometer from it."

...... Urban Legend ...........

Unless the rider was just paying too much attention to the speedo and crashed into a tree..... That could result in a broken speedometer.....
by indianakid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: engine stall
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: engine stall

Did you check the kill switch ??????
by indianakid
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: mixture screw adjustment tool
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: mixture screw adjustment tool

I have tried a few of the of the shelf angle adjusters but none worked to my satisfaction or their cost. So I made my own. It has a closed angle so it is easy to get under the carbs and hold in place. I designed a collar around the screw driver bit to keep it centered on the mixture screw (limiter c...
by indianakid
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Left storage pocket cover.
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Left storage pocket cover.

to keep it simple and clean you could use Paraffin wax (candle wax). speaking of clean you could also use a bar of soap. I have use both on snaps and zippers on leather jackets to keep them moving smooth.
by indianakid
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel feed when trying to start
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: No fuel feed when trying to start

OK.... To clear the confusion there are choke butterflys. They can be seen with a mirror in the plenum looking through the screens. There is enough travel in the choke knob to fully actuate the choke butterflys. If it is stiff it could be the friction adjustment..... check this post... https://goldw...
by indianakid
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The other hole?
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: The other hole?

OK....... better have another beer because I have to tell you that yes it can be !!!

that is exactly what it is. here is a page from the owners manual.

Owners Manual
Owners Manual

by indianakid
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100A Pulling the motor - any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 1983 GL1100A Pulling the motor - any suggestions?

With the engine out it is a good time to check the Pulse Generators (pick ups) and that the mechanical and vacuum advance are working properly. With the engine in the frame the swing arm needs to be removed for access. It is also a good time to clean the pick up screen for the oil pump. This can be ...
by indianakid
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Airing up a set of forks question
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Airing up a set of forks question

Do you have a regulator on your air compressor ? If so turn the pressure down to 15 psi and get er done. Some times you just have to shoot the engineer and get on with production !!!
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Starter Clutch

When the Pole / Lug on the Rotor passes the Pole on the PG the ignition system generates a spark. When timed correctly this will occur at "F1" ( "F2" for the other PG) crank position.
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Starter Clutch

Yes ! That looks much better. For a more accurate "static timing" set the crank to "F1" and verify the poles are aligned. To get any better than that you will need a timing light and a sight plug for the timing port so you can check / set the timing with the engine running.
by indianakid
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks

Glad to hear that you were able to find the problem. Its got to be disappointing to have parts fail after having spent large money for Randakk's kit. I wonder if anyone else has experienced that problem with Randakk's parts ?
by indianakid
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Won't Take Fluid
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Fork Won't Take Fluid

here is a post of how I change my fork oil. hope it helps !!!

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33073&p=195283&hilit=fork#p195283
by indianakid
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring of after market headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Wiring of after market headlight

Welcome to the neighborhood !!! Im not sure as to what you are referring to as a digital display the 83 Interstate has analog gauges. If you need a hand send me a pm, we cant be that far apart.
by indianakid
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: Starter Clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Starter Clutch

the alignment pin is not in place. referring to one of your prior post there is a picture which you state the motor is at T1. assuming this is true the rotor lug should only be about 10 degrees past one of the PG lugs. you can always just drop the swing arm instead of removing the motor to correct. ...
by indianakid
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube

here is how i do mine with out a press. just put a block on a wall or garage door jamb at the right height and use a 2x4 for a lever. i put the fork leg in a drain pan. works like a charm.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20278&p=111236&hilit=fork#p111236
by indianakid
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Throttle Shaft Vacuum Leaks

OK...... I will throw my opinion into the hat. For a hiss to be that loud it is not a small leak around a throttle shaft. And since you are hearing it in the throttle shaft area I think that the small o-ring for the air cut valve cover is missing on that carb.
by indianakid
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Bike don't start. Starter just whizzes.

OK....... in your original post you stated that "It was starting just fine on the first click" normally a roller sprag clutch will skip or slip for a while prior to total failure. since you state that the problem occurred all of the sudden i am going to suggest to pull the starter and check the plan...
by indianakid
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low KV on 3-4 coil
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Low KV on 3-4 coil

OK..... Perhaps if you watch this youtube clip you will have a better understanding of what the folks here are talking about. thanks to who ever posted this clip on the net................